Families Matter Bitesize E-bulletin: April 2023 - Supporting children through exams, holiday childcare booking dates

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Welcome to your monthly Families Matter E-bulletin from the Parent and Family Support Service.

Each month we share information, advice and opportunities for you to join our networks, support groups or parenting sessions.

Read on to find out how you can connect with other parents and carers, participate in family activities, share your experiences and learn together.

To find out more about the Parent and Family Support Service and access our termly Families Matter magazine, visit our website.


Need childcare for the upcoming half term holiday?

The next Tower Hamlets Holiday Childcare Scheme takes place from Tuesday 30 May - Friday 2 June 2023 (4 days).  Bookings open from Tuesday 2 May.

Venue: St Anne’s and Guardian Angels Catholic Primary School, Underwood Road, Whitechapel, London E1 5AW

Bookings opening dates and times

Bookings for                                                                     

Bookings open                          

Working parents and carers resident in the borough

Tuesday 2 May 2023, 12 noon

Non working parents and carers resident in the borough

Out of borough parents and carers

Tuesday 16 May 2023, 12 noon

Bookings close on Tuesday 23 May 2023 or earlier once bookings are full.


More information >

Platform to Talk online discussion session for parents: Revise Wise

Reminder: Platform to Talk - Supporting students through exams

Platform to Talk is an online, discussion-based session for parents to share their experiences and get information.  April's Platform to Talk session will be about supporting students through exams.

You will discover ways to help students manage the anxiety of exams and learn about the most effective revision and exam techniques for a stress-free exam season.


Platform to Talk- Supporting students through exams

Friday 28 April, 10–11am

Online through Zoom

Book here >

Co-parenting support for separated parents

Parenting course for separated parents

Triple P Family Transitions is a course for separated or divorced parents who want to co-parent and would like support maintaining a positive environment for their children. It is not a mediation programme - ex-partners are not expected to attend the course together.  If both parents would like to do the course, they will be invited to attend separate groups.


Triple P Family Transitions

Wednesdays, 3 May - 14 June, 10am - 12.30pm

Overland Children and Family Centre

To find out more or to book your place, email parenting@towerhamlets.gov.uk    

Parenting programmes information >

Improve your mental health

Self care for mental health

To correspond with Mental Health Awareness Week (15 - 21 May), the Parental Engagement Team are delivering a special online session for parents and carers called ‘Self Care for Mental Health’.

The session will help you understand your own emotional needs so that you can develop good emotional health. You will have the chance to share your experiences with other parents and pick up some practical self care tips that are the foundations to good mental health.

Platform to Talk - Self Care for Mental Health

Friday 12 May, 10am- 11am

Online through Zoom

Book here >

Join a digital women's safety walk of your neighbourhood

Join a digital women's safety walk around your neighbourhood

Join these virtual women’s safety walks where you can share your safety concerns and make suggestions for improvement.

The next one, covering the Bethnal Green and Stepney areas is on Tuesday 2 May with other areas covered throughout the rest of the first week in May.


Sign up here >


free family cycle training

Free family cycle training

Take your family’s cycling skills to the next level with these free cycle training sessions, delivered by Bikeworks during the next school half term holiday.

Family Cycle Training with Bikeworks

Tuesday 30 May, Thursday 1 June, Friday 2 June, 10am-12pm

Delivered in Victoria Park

Book here >

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